Got stockings to fill or secret Santa presents to hunt for? Here, have 10 foodie gift ideas that you can buy locally. Call it an early Christmas present…
1. Something to taco ’bout
For that burger fan who thinks they’ve tried it all. This ‘make your own cheeseburger taco feast’ kit from The Spicery (£9) contains everything you need to give the humble beef patty a Mexican makeover.
2. That’s my jam
The flavour mavericks at Ginger Beard Preserves have been at it again, this time pairing pineapple and gin in a pokey chilli jam (£4.50).
You could even dip your pizza crust in it and we wouldn’t be mad about the whole pineapple on pizza thing. Promise.
3. Put a lid on it…
…with a reusable 8oz cup from Huskup (£8.95). Made from natural biodegradable rice husk, there are no nasties to leach into your drink and as it’s 240ml to the brim, your barista will thank you for not messing up their milk ratios, either.
4. Are you feeling lucky?
There’s loads of top merch from Seven Lucky Gods, like these stylish t-shirts. Because you have great taste in fashion. Keep an eye on the Seven Lucky Gods Twitter account for the latest drops.
(Psst: have you tried the Korean fried chicken yet? Get the lowdown in our review here.)
5. You don’t have to flask us twice
Join the refill revolution with these nifty flasks by Chilly’s (£20). The brand has partnered with non-profit City to Sea on its award-winning campaign, Refill, so for every Refill x Chilly’s bottle purchased, £10 is donated to City to Sea to help them continue their fantastic work protecting our oceans. How refreshing.
6. Five a day
Frome-based chocolatier Choc on Choc comes up with some cracking festive designs each year – we’re into these chocolate carrots, but reckon Rudolf has his eye on ’em, too… Buy the gift box (£9.99) online here.
7. Piece on earth
There are 100 parts to this tricky sprout puzzle (£3.99). Oh, and did we mention they’re double-sided? That should keep everyone quiet while you crack on with lunch (or that bottle of Baileys). From Lakeland in Bath and Bristol.
8. Christmas tinner
A double measure of M&S’ festive dry gin – flavoured with ginger, cinnamon and cardamom – is mixed with tonic and packaged in a festive tin for this ace stocking filler (£2). Find ’em at Marks and Spencer.
9. Truffle shuffle
With all the luxury feels and zero dairy, gluten or soya, the 16 vegan and organic truffles in this Booja Booja Award Winning Selection (£9.99) come in five flavours, including decadent hazelnut crunch and almond salted caramel – both Great Taste Awards winners. Find it in Holland and Barrett.
10. Cut the mustard
This locally made Tracklements Particularly British Piccalilli Le Parfait (£5.50) will be a dream with the Boxing Day cold spread – plenty of punch and crunch in here – and it comes in a lovely reusable jar to boot.